The fashion industry loves fall. The glossy magazines get beefier, shop window displays beckon with their artfully merchandised newness. It’s partially because that back-to-school, fresh-start, this-time-it-will-be-better feeling stays in our minds long after graduation. But instead of fresh pencils, we’re after boots and denim.
What happens when the the only certain thing about fall is yet more uncertainty? What will fall fashion, in all its layered, knit glory look like this year? We may not have all the answers yet, but we do know this: The weather will get cool and crisp, and we’ll yearn for boots to stomp around in and coats to wrap up in. And because it’s in our human nature to seek novelty, we’ll want to make a few meaningful updates to our wardrobes. So in keeping the spirit of a fall refresh, here’s where to start.
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The Sneakers with Something Extra
The lug sole and chunky platform completely updates the classic. Wear them with absolutely everything. Yes, everything.
The Inevitable Loungewear
Yes, yes, we’re all living in sweatsuits right now. This one combines the rich jewel hue with a fleece material that’s perfect for chillier mornings.
The No-Nonsense Denim
It’s time to embrace non-crop denim again. This straight-leg, clean-hem style falls past the ankle—perfect for wearing with boots.
The It Coat
The leather trench coat is poised to be the biggest trend piece of the season. A real leather number will set you back hundreds of dollars, so go faux (like this one) or vintage for the best price.
The Floral Dress, Fall-Ified
It’s the retro-feminine dress you wore all summer, but with longer sleeves and a neutral hue—perfect for pairing with your favourite knee-high boots.
The Cargo Pants
Utility-inspired pants are fast becoming as popular as denim. This pair by gender-neutral, Toronto-based brand Spencer Badu feature eight pockets and snap leg closures for a more tapered fit.
The Boots that Will Never Go Out of Style
You’ll never regret a pair of well-made, comfortable ankle boots—especially ones that will match with the rest of your wardrobe perfectly.
The Pyjama Jacket
This genius topper wears like a robe, but is made from water-repellent fabric making it perfect for drizzly early fall days.
The Classic, Cozy Cardigan
Made from cotton yarn, this sweater won’t feel too hot or itchy.
The One and Done Jumpsuit
Silk Laundry has released a boiler suit. I repeat, Silk Laundry has released a boiler suit. Chicly oversized and cut from a linen-silk blend, this is a piece you’ll live in all season long.